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Portrait of David Papillon (1691-1762), MP
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Portrait of David Papillon (1691-1762), MP

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Portrait of David Papillon (1691-1762), MP
PCF Fine Art Collection

1739

oil on canvas 122.5 x 100

David Papillon was a lawyer from Kent who represented New Romney and later Dover in Parliament from 1722 and 1741. According to folklore he kept a Spanish mistress at Papillon Hall in Lubenham. It was said she placed a curse on a pair of brocade shoes and that disaster would befall anyone who moved them from the Hall.
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